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3-D printer wows world’s top tech fair

Of all the futuristic gadgets on show at CeBIT, the world’s top high-tech fair, few drew bigger crowds Tuesday than a 3D printer creating solid objects in plastic from a computer display. The machine, developed by German company “fabbster”, melts plastic and then builds up incredibly fine “layers” just 88…

Pole-dancing robots wow world’s biggest high-tech fair

Of all the weird and wacky futuristic gadgets and inventions at this year’s CeBIT, the world’s biggest high-tech fair, few have turned heads like a pair of pole-dancing robots. The sleek, white, life-sized humanoids, with camera-shaped lights as heads, gyrate suggestively to the music, provided by a third “DJ” robot, with…

Eye-controlled laptop turns heads at high-tech fair

HANOVER, Germany – Billed as a global first, a laptop allowing users to open files, play music and view pictures using just the power of their eyes was turning heads Wednesday at the CeBIT, the world’s top tech fair. The otherwise unremarkable laptop integrates cutting-edge “eye tracking” technology by Swedish…

Germany unveils next generation ‘personal security card’

The new identity card isn’t just to verify who a person is. It’s now a matter of personal security, according to German officials who showed off the country’s newest ID technology at this year’s CeBIT conference. According to reports from CeBIT, the new identity card will go into circulation for…

One in four Germans wants microchip under skin: poll

HANOVER, Germany — It sounds like something from a sci-fi film, but one in four Germans would be happy to have a microchip implanted in their body if they derived concrete benefits from it, a poll Monday showed. The survey, by German IT industry lobby group BITKOM, was intended to…

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